Car Seat Program

Ohio Buckles Buckeye (OBB) Car Seat Program

The Ohio Department of Health’s child passenger safety (CPS) program, Ohio Buckles Buckeyes (OBB), provides child safety seats and booster seats to eligible low income families in all Ohio counties.  The overall goal of this program is to increase the availability of child safety seats for families who could not otherwise afford them and to increase correct installation and proper use of child safety seats.

To be eligible for the OBB program, you must be a resident of Defiance County and meet WIC eligibility guidelines (If you are not a current WIC client, you must provide proof of income, proof of residency, and a picture ID). Car seats are available on a limited basis. Car seat classes consist of viewing an instructional video on car seat safety and assisted installation of car seat.

  Car Seat Checks

Are you worried that your child is not properly restrained in their car seat?  Please contact one of our certified child passenger safety technicians to have your car seat checked.  Car seat checks are free and offer valuable information on car seat safety.  Appointments are required to assure availability of technicians.  

 

Child Passenger Safety Resources

Ohio Department of Health Child Passenger Resources
Ohio’s Child Passenger Safety Laws
Safe Kids
National Highway Transportation Administration
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

 

 

Defiance County Health Department Car Seat Class:

Due to COVID-19 we are not offering in person car seat classes. Please contact a Public Health Nurse to complete the alternative electronic training.

Contact Information
For more information or to register for a car seat class or seat check, please contact a Child Passenger Safety Technician at:
Defiance County General Health District
1300 E. Second Street, Ste. 100
Defiance, OH. 43512
419-784-3818

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